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What does Boaz mean?

Boaz /boaz/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin. Possibly "swiftness" or "strength". Biblical: names of several characters, including the second husband of Ruth, who treats her generously. Revived by the Puritans and occasionally used in England in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now very rare. Sometimes used in Jewish families.

Associated with: strength, biblical, puritans, england, 17th century, 18th century


Boaz has 2 variants: Boas and Boase.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Bobaz, Bobo, ..

(female) Boicea, Bois, ..

How popular is Boaz?

Boaz is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#9506 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Boaz for boys. Boaz entered the list in 2009 and reached its peak rank of #1351 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #1436. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Boaz name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Boaz outside U.S.

Similar Names

Boaz is pronounced similarly to Baz, Bazz, Boyce and Buzz. Other suggested similar names are Ban, Bar, Bat, Bax, Bay, Beal, Bear, Beau, Blaze, Bo, Bob, Boban, Boe, Bogy, Boid, Bonar, Bond, Boni, Boot, Borak, Borg, Born, Both, Bow, Boyd, Boyn, Brad, Brae, Bram, Bran, Bray, Caz, Chaz, Gaz, Horaz, Kaz, Niaz, Paz and Taz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Boaz.